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's asking tab to send in your questions. in. jon: and this fox news alert out of minnesota where the governor just signed a new budget ending one of the longest-ever state government shutdowns. harris is live with the breaking story for us. harris? is. >> reporter: yeah. there were a lot of people wondering how this one would come together. minnesota governor mark dayton has just signed an agreement he struck with leading republicans after months of very bitter arguments over taxes and spending cuts. they were trying to close a pretty sizable deficit in their spending there, and they have been brutal on this issue for quite some time. you see some video from early on in those discussions, people on all sides of the issue. the government shut down july 1st, and that laid off 22,000 state employees, stopped road projects, people couldn't get licensing for all sorts of things like fishing and what not be, and it's a big recreational state. it cost the state millions in be lost revenue from lottery sales, tax audits, park fees and licensing fees, so on and so forth, but now they can
's jon karl took your messages straight to the lawmakers in the middle of the mess. jon? >> reporter: yes, diane. we have -- we went and talked to members of congress in both parties in both chambers, gave their reaction to what they're hearing in terms of the anger from the american people. a group of freshmen house republicans descended on the white house today demanding the president come up with a plan to deal with the debt. >> don't keep shirking your responsibility. >> what is your written plan? >> reporter: but across the country, voters are telling washington they're disgusted with all sides. >> they need to get off the dime. >> we've had enough. we want you to work together. >> get it done. for god's sakes. >> reporter: we went around capitol hill to put your concerns directly to those in power. starting with democratic senator mark warner of virginia. senator, this is peggy lemons from richmond, virginia. >> if we're really not careful, we're going to end up with a depression that is far worse than the one that our parents and our grandparents lived through. >> reporter: can you
these days don't we all need someone to trust...? duracell. trusted everywhere. jon: can't bring you the must-see moment, sorry it's on our website. >> reporter: "happening now" starts now. martha: getting word that the president will meet with leaders from the house and senate. that will be happening in an hour or so as we welcome everybody to "america live." i'm martha maccallum in for megyn kelly. as the look winds down to reach the deal by the friday deadline a possible breakthrough in the stalled negotiations is coming b. you have a group of six, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers pictured here raising some hopes that there may be a deal with their own budget bill. with two other plans on the table that seem to have slim chances of passing the house and the senate, could this gang of sex save america from default? that is the question at this hour. the plan, the basics of it it would reduce the deficit by 500 bill kwrorz. the top income tax rates would be lowered to no more than 25%, much lower than the top rate right now of 79.6% we'll have once the bush tax cuts expire. stri
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